It has been reported that the public notice of the Corona-virus was premature. The case in question was thought to be Corona-virus but has since tested negative. No additional info had been given before the announcement. However, we have been informed that it is/will be classified as the flu unless the State Health Department deemed it otherwise. We have continued to look into this and other cases. Today, we reached out to the Pike County EMA who liaisons with the State Health Department. As of now, the case in question is negative.
It was not our intention to cause a panic or provide mis-information as the Board of Mayor & Selectmen. Our number one concern is the safety and welfare of our citizens. We apologize and ask for your understanding.